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Still too early to pin down Zika's impact on economy: MTI

Ministry says it's also premature to consider Zika-specific help for businesses, but it's monitoring the situation

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A volunteer putting up public-education posters in a lift of a public housing estate in a Zika cluster. Singapore's approach to handling Zika is three-pronged - preparation, response and long-term management.

Singapore

IT is still too early to gauge the wider economic impact of the Zika menace in Singapore, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Sim Ann told Parliament on Tuesday.

But the government is already taking "strong coordinated actions" to contain the spread of the

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